Become IRS certified to prepare tax returns for free for low-income households


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Different locations throughout Weber CountyOgden, UT 84401

About

Earn it. Keep it. Save it. is a free service provided by United Way 211, Utah Community Action Partnerships, and sponsored by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). During the 2016 tax year, volunteers in Utah helped 20,659 taxpayers prepare their returns for free saving them nearly $4.4 million in preparation fees and generating $25 million in refunds!

To volunteer:
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 3 hours per week from the end of January to April 15. This is a great resume builder!
Go to www.utahtaxhelp.org. Click on volunteer, and create a profile.
For questions or more information, email Elisa Balderas at ebalderas@owcap.org

Volunteers are needed to assist in 3 ways during the spring tax season each year:
Greeters: Greeters welcome taxpayers as they come to the site, provide them with an intake form to fill out, and ensure they have the required documents to have their taxes prepared, such as identification, Social Security cards, W-2 forms, etc.
Tax Preparers: No prior tax preparation experience is required to become an IRS certified preparer. Training is in-class and/or online and begins in December. Testing is open book. Basic and Advanced certification is available. All returns are prepared on a computer and a computer lab is available for preparing practice returns.
Financial Educators: Taxpayers are encouraged to consult with financial educators who can assist them in a many different ways, such as how to create a budget, how to save money, what to do with their tax refunds.

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week minimum

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